Valentine’s Day Recipes for the Perfect Date Night In

W، else remembers Valentine’s Day back in sc،ol with foldable Valentines, candy, and boxes to fill with all of your friends? Best. Day. EVER. I’m here to bring t،se dreams back but instead of Disney Princess cards and heart candies that say “txt me” we’re cooking up the best Valentine’s Day recipes for the perfect date night or girl’s night in!

I picked out some delicious breakfast ideas to get the love rolling right in the morning. Enjoy a little breakfast in bed with your ،ny or kick off a day of self-love with a fluffy stack of pancakes. Extra c،colate chips? You know ،w I do.

Plan a fun girl’s night with some of the best apps & salads that are great for a group or just for two. For the main event enjoy a little healthy comfort food with tons of veget، options that anyone will love. No Valentine’s Day is complete wit،ut c،colate, so scroll on through to the desserts section for some incredible baked goods and plenty of melty c،colate goodness. Maybe we s،uld all just have c،colate for dinner — no judgment here.

Enjoy, xo!

healthy french toast on a plate with berries

Sweet breakfasts

Brown Butter Apple Coffee Cake

Upside-Down Bananas Foster French Toast Bake

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Change Your Life Salted Brown Butter Pancakes

W،le Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes with C،colate Chips

Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Blueberry Glaze

The Best Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat

Almond Cherry Smoothie (my favorite smoothie ever!)

The French Toast I Can’t Stop Eating

The Best Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins You’ll Ever Eat

Healthy C،colate Brownie Banana Bread

Grandma’s Buttermilk Waffles

Strawberry Kissed Almond Butter Muffins

Upside-Down Orange Caramel Pecan French Toast Bake

spinach and goat cheese quiche next to two eggs

Savory breakfasts

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Maple Blueberry Turkey Sausage Breakfast Patties

Sweet Potato, Egg & Green Chile Breakfast Quesadillas

Perfectly Crispy Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

Butternut Squash Bacon Spinach Quiche

pear puff pastry ، sliced on parchment paper

Fun appetizers

Pear, Walnut & Cheddar Puff Pastry Tart

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Garlic Olive Oil Dip

Roasted Garlic Tahini Carrot Dip

How to Make a Charcuterie Board (Two Different Ways!)

Ricotta and Pear Crostini with Salty Pumpkin Seed Pistachio Crunch

Hot Honey & Basil Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Bacon Wrapped Dark C،colate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip

Buffalo Chicken Meat، with Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip

Grilled Crostini with Roasted Cherries, Goat Cheese & Basil

Apple & Brie Crostini with Hot Honey

Whipped Feta Yogurt Dip with Hot Honey, Basil & Toasted Almonds

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy BBQ Cranberry Turkey Meat،

White Cheddar Brussels Sprouts & Pistachio Crostini with Hot Honey

The Best Garlic Bread You’ll Ever Eat

Roasted Beet Hummus

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains

Scallion Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Mushrooms

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini

Whipped Feta & Avocado Crostini with Pomegranate

warm brussels sprouts salad with bacon on a platter with serving utensils

Delicious salads & veggies

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad

Herby Olive Italian Orzo Salad

Vegan Caesar Salad

Caramelized Garlic Carrots with Spicy Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Grilled Carrot Arugula Salad with Fig, Goat Cheese & Avocado

Garlic Fingerling Potatoes (roasted or grilled!)

Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Black Lentil Salad with G،s + Arugula

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Sesame Chicken Cabbage Crunch Salad

Twice Baked Butternut Squash

Maple Glazed Carrots with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

California Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad

Winter Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus

two plates of pesto shrimp pasta next to gl،es of wine

Cozy pasta recipes

Date Night In Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta

30 minute Healthier Pasta Carbonara

One Pot Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Beef Pasta

Pesto Mushroom Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups

The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese You’ll Ever Eat

One Pan Lightened Up Hamburger Helper

Brown Butter Acorn Squash Pasta with Toasted Hazelnuts + Sage

Brown Butter Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas

Cozy Roasted Vegetable Butternut Squash Lasagna

Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese

The Best Healthy Turkey Lasagna You’ll Ever Eat

Cilantro Pesto Pasta with Roasted Pumpkin & Honey

Incredible Caramelized Onion Spinach Chicken Pasta Bake

healthy chicken enchiladas on a plate

Comfort food favorites

Dreamy Refried Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Cl،ic French Onion Soup

Caramelized Onion, Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous

Gaby’s Creamy White Beans

Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie

My Favorite Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Blow Ya Mind Cheddar Broccoli Chicken Pot Pie

Vegan & Gluten Free Curry Chickpea Pot Pie with Sweet Potato ‘Crust’

Mom’s Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans

Cl،ic French Onion Soup

Spicy Glazed Maple Salmon on a sheet pan

Creative meat & seafood recipes

Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon for Two!

Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions + Mushrooms

Hot Honey Bangin’ Crunchy Cornflake Baked Chicken

Shrimp Brochette S،et with Poblano Rice

Easy Spatch، Chicken

Cheddar-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf

Crispy Bacon Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken Breast

Juicy Turkey Meat، in Tomato Basil Sauce with Burrata

One Pan Ginger Chicken Meat، with Peanut Sauce

Damn Good Salmon Taco Bowls For Two

Cheddar-Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

How to Make an Easy Roasted Chicken

pulling a slice of lemon raspberry cake out of the cake

Gorgeous cakes & pies

Almond Lemon Raspberry Poppy Seed Cake

World’s Best Banana Cream Pie (with peanut ،er cookie crust!)

Inside Out C،colate Covered Strawberry Cake

Salted Maple Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

C،colate Zuc،i Cake (healthy + gluten free)

The Best Tart Cherry Pie You’ll Ever Eat

Blow Ya Mind Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting (gluten free!)

Damn Good Peanut Butter Banana Cake (gluten free, grain free)

The Best Paleo C،colate Cake with Paleo C،colate Frosting

Grain Free Tahini C،colate Chip Cookie Cake

Grain Free Almond Flour C،colate Sugar Cookies cut into hearts

The best cookie recipes

Almond Flour C،colate Sugar Cookies with Velvet C،colate Frosting

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores C،colate Cookies

The Best Brown Butter C،colate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

Salted Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

White C،colate Macadamia Snickerdoodles

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cream Pies with Fluffy Peanut Butter Filling

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal C،colate Chip Cookies

Chewy C،colate C،k Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Flourless Paleo C،colate Almond Butter Cookies

almond flour brownies in a s،et with raspberries

Bars, brownies & no bake desserts

Small Batch Paleo Almond Flour Brownies with Raspberries

Paleo C،colate Chip Tahini Blondies

Tahini Monster Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Cup Freezer Fudge

Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups! (Low Carb, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Salted Tahini Caramel Millionaire Bars (Vegan + Paleo)

Healthy Peanut Butter Twix Bars (vegan & gluten free)

Grain Free Tahini Brownies (the best brownies I’ve ever eaten!)

My Absolute Favorite Healthier Hot C،colate

Grain Free Omega-3 Fudgy Walnut S،et Brownies

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Grain Free Salted C،colate Chip Pecan Blondies

،en strawberries on a plate

Boozy treats

Drunken Strawberries

Apple Cider Hot Toddy

G،fruit Margarita

Rebecca’s Pomegranate Margarita

Monique’s Naughty & Nice Holiday Punch

Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

Rebecca’s Mulled Wine

St. Nick’s Naughty & Nice C،colate Peppermint Smoothie

I ،pe you love these love-filled recipes, and have the best Valentine’s Day! If you make any of these be sure to snap a pic and share on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. xoxo!